Appellate Court Filings

  • Mandatory e-filing As of July 1, 2016, all documents filed by an attorney in a case already opened in the Indiana Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, or Tax Court must be filed electronically.
  • If you have good cause to be exempt from this requirement, you must file a motion requesting an exemption in each of your pending cases.

Due Dates


  • Electronic filing has no impact on the calculation of due dates. This is because in the Appellate Rules, the time you have to file in a case includes non-business days, though if a due date falls on a non-business day, it always extends to the next business day.

Filing Codes


  • When you e-file, your submission is called an “envelope” and is assigned an envelope number.
  • An envelope may contain multiple filings, and a filing may contain multiple documents. All the documents (i.e., the lead document and attachments) in a filing must match the filing code you assign to the filing.
  • For example If filing an Appearance, the documents uploaded must contain only the contents of the  appearance and should be filed under the Appearance filing code. The documents must not also include the contents of, for example, a motion. The motion should be filed under a separate filing code (e.g., Motion). If filing an Appearance, the documents uploaded must contain only the contents of the appearance and should be filed under the Appearance filing code. The documents must not also include the contents of, for example, a motion. The motion should be filed under a separate filing code (e.g., Motion).

List of Filing Codes for Appellate Courts


  • Additional Authority
  • Affidavit
  • Answer/Response
  • Appearance
  • Brief/Appendix/Addendum
  • Motion/Petition
  • Notice of Exclusion of Confidential Information
  • Notice/Acknowledgment
  • Petition to Transfer
  • Proposed Order
  • Service Only
  • Trial Court Record

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